Tag: Sotomayor, Sonia

A Proposal to Offset Prosecutors’ Power: The ‘Defender General’

Justice Elena Kagan calls it her hobbyhorse. Justice Sonia Sotomayor says it is a kind of malpractice. Criminal defense lawyers, they say, often fail to put aside ambition and vanity when their cases reach the Supreme Court. These lawyers, the justices say, should step aside and let Supreme Court specialists handle the arguments. “Case in […]

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